Blackhawks 3, Predators 0: Corey Crawford made 17 saves for his first shutout of the season and captain Jonathan Toews scored his 150th career goal as visiting Chicago remained unbeaten in regulation.
Patrick Kane extended his goal-scoring streak to five games and Marcus Kruger also tallied for the Blackhawks, who completed a 4-0-2 road trip. Chicago improved to 10-0-2 and is five away from setting the NHL record for most games without a regulation loss to start a season.
Crawford had little to do over the first 40 minutes, stopping three shots in the first period and four in the second. He saw more action in the third as he made 10 saves to record his sixth career shutout and first since the 2010-11 season.
Kruger gave Crawford all the offensive support he needed at 6:14 of the middle session with a wrist shot from the top of the slot that beat Pekka Rinne. Toews was credited with his milestone goal 66 seconds later as defenseman Duncan Keith's backhander bounced off him and into the net, and Kane fired a bad-angle shot from the outer edge of the left faceoff circle past Rinne 4:27 into the third to cap the scoring.
Rinne turned aside 24 shots for the Predators, who had earned at least one point in each of their previous five games (4-0-1). The goaltender had allowed a total of three goals over his previous four starts.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The record for most games without a regulation loss to start a season belongs to the Anaheim Ducks, who kicked off their 2006-07 championship campaign with a 12-0-4 record before suffering a 3-0 loss to Calgary. ... Sunday's loss was Nashville's first in regulation at home this season (1-1-2). ... Chicago, which improved to 8-0-2 on the road, begins a seven-game homestand Tuesday against Anaheim.